When leadership meets organizational change : the influence of the top management team and supervisory leaders on change appraisals, change attitudes, and adjustment to change

Rafferty, Alannah E., Jimmieson, Nerina L., & Restubog, Simon Lloyd D. (2013) When leadership meets organizational change : the influence of the top management team and supervisory leaders on change appraisals, change attitudes, and adjustment to change. In Oreg, S., Michel, A., & By, T.R. (Eds.) Psychology of Organizational Change: Viewing Change from the Employee's Perspective. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 145-172.

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Abstract

Despite the importance of adaption and change for firm survival, the failure rate of organizational change efforts remains alarmingly high (Beer and Nohria, 2000; Kotter, 1995). In a recent global survey of over 3,000 executives,Meaney and Pung (2008) reported that two-thirds of executives indicated that their firm had failed to successfully implement organizational changes. Similarly, academic researchers have also concluded that difficulties in implementing and managing organizational change efforts often precipitate organizational crises (Probst and Raisch, 2005). As a result, attention has been directed to identify the factors that improve the likelihood of successfully implementing organizational change efforts. While there has been practitioner-oriented discussion around the pivotal role of workplace leaders in reducing resistance to change, only a limited number of empirical studies have examined relationships between leader behavior and employee change attitudes (e.g., Bommer, Rich, and Rubin, 2005; Herold, Caldwell, and Liu, 2008; Nemanich and Keller, 2007; Oreg and Berson, 2011). However...

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ID Code: 71755
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Psychological Contract Breach, Transformational Leadership, Charismatic Leadership, Normative Commitment, Employee Cynicism, Antecedents, Uncertainty, Consequences, Strategies, Violation
ISBN: 9781107020092
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Deposited On: 19 May 2014 01:23
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 10:01

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